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March 2, 2012
So called megatrends associated with earth's growing human population have been in evidence this week: In the agchems field the adoption of GM crops by area grew 8% in 2011 to 160...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-March-2_41772.html
February 28, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, BASF reported a small increase in fourth-quarter net income, as the company was hit by economic weakness in Europe. Net income totaled €1.13...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Feb-20-24_41659.html
February 28, 2012
by Andy Talkington and Jim Aslaksen, Senior Client Partners and co-leaders of Korn/Ferry International’s Global Chemicals Practice   Within a few years, a large wave of...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Senior-level-Retirements-Set-to-Take-their-Toll-on-the-Chemical-Industry_41640.html
February 28, 2012
PHARMA FINE CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAIN UNDER THREAT Alex Scott Industry experts, including Tom Beil, v.p./quality and regulatory affairs at Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC), say the fine...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-February-28_41638.html
February 24, 2012
This Week on CW:   BASF’s fourth-quarter earnings were adversely impacted by economic weakness, but the company still showed profitability and forecasts growth for this...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-24_41588.html
February 22, 2012
By Lawrence Sloan, President and CEO of Socma The Obama administration recently announced a proposal to merge the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative with five other agencies...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Proposed-Merger-Would-Weaken-Credibility-of-USTR_41540.html
February 21, 2012
Codexis fell 19% today after several analyst downgrades and the announcement that long-standing CEO Alan Shaw was stepping down. Shaw, who has been with Codexis since its founding and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Executive-Exodus-Spells-Trouble-at-Codexis_41527.html
February 21, 2012
INFORMEX USA: ACQUISITIONS, EXPANSIONS IN THE CARDS Alex Scott in New Orleans Companies at Informex USA, a fine-and specialty-chemicals expo held last week in New Orleans, appear to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-February-21_41499.html
February 21, 2012
Investment in India may be about to take off, carrying chemical demand along with it. Bureaucracy, poor utilities and raw materials provision, and an uncompetitive environment have for...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lyn-Tattum/Indias-Path-to-Growth_41441.html
February 15, 2012
The European Commission published its long-awaited strategy on the bio-based economy, or bioeconomy on Monday.  The Strategy for 'Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kathryn-Sheridan/Theres-More-to-the-Bioeconomy-than-Research_41363.html
February 14, 2012
LONZA PLANS API JOINT VENTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA Lonza says it is in discussions with the South African government for establishing a joint venture called Ketlaphela to build an active...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-February-14_41337.html
February 14, 2012
Art, also known in jest as Kojak because of his bald pate, was a legend among chemical industry journalists and commentators. Chemical industry journalists are a small and close community, in a big yet close industry, and Art was always at the top of his game. In his role as publisher and editor-in-chief of CMR he was generous with his knowledge and insights, taking the view--unspoken but tacit-- that good, informed reporting transcended any “rivalry” among publications.
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http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lyn-Tattum/Remembering-Former-CMR-Editor-and-Publisher-Art-Kavaler_41346.html
February 13, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Indorama Ventures has agreed to acquire the chemical assets of Old World Industries for $795 million. The assets include the largest ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Feb-6-10_41329.html
February 10, 2012
This Week on CW: Indorama Ventures, a Thai chemicals concern, has announced plans to buy Old World Industries’ chemicals assets for $795 million. Old World operates the largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-10_41292.html
February 7, 2012
LONZA REPLACES CEO AFTER DECLINE IN EARNINGS Lonza has suddenly fired CEO Stefan Borgas following a series of weak financial results. The company announced plans last month to appoint...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-February-7_41058.html
February 6, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Dow Chemical swung to a $20 million fourth-quarter loss on a tax charge. Excluding the charge, earnings totaled $289 million, or 25 cts/share. Earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Jan-30-Feb-3_41048.html
February 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Dow Chemical reported a $20 million loss on a tax-related one-time charge. Excluding the charge, Dow recorded earnings of $289 million, down from the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-3_41016.html
February 2, 2012
Traditional business software systems were designed to do, essentially, one thing: automate the processes within a single enterprise. They weren't designed to automate the processes...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Three-Ways-Cloud-Computing-Can-Improve-Supply-Chain-Operations-for-the-Chemical-Industry_40994.html
January 31, 2012
By Chris Eacott, managing director of Stewardship Solutions (Rossendale, U.K.), a Reach and CLP consulting firm   The European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Four-Mistakes-SMEs-Make-with-Reach-and-How-to-Correct-Them_40927.html
January 30, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Eastman Chemical will acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt. The $27.65/share deal values Solutia at a 42% premium...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Jan-23-27_40925.html
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